#232. Sixth Sri Chinmoy Statue in Wales Unveiled in Portmeirion

Portmeirion is a picturesque village in North Wales, renowned for its unique and whimsical architecture. On July 6, 2024, the sixth life-sized statue depicting the founder of the Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy, was inaugurated at Portmeirion. He is holding aloft the Peace Torch that runners have been carrying around the globe for the past 25 years, through over 100 nations, on a mission of peace and harmony. 

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global torch relay that embodies humanity’s universal aspiration for peace. Since its inception in 1987 the Run has traversed over 150 nations and territories and touched the lives of millions of people. We estimate since 1987 the torch has been carried over 395,000 miles (632,000 km). The Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.

Portmeirion was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1973. The village features brightly colored buildings, lush gardens, and stunning coastal views, creating a Mediterranean ambiance. Notable attractions include the iconic Piazza, the Gothic Pavilion, and the tranquil estuary. Portmeirion also hosts the annual Festival No. 6 and has served as a filming location for the 1960s TV series “The Prisoner.”

To find out more about Sri Chinmoy, please visit the official website: www.srichinmoy.org

#231. The First Sri Chinmoy Peace-Kilometer in Vienna

Vienna, June 21, 2024 — On Friday, Vienna celebrated the inauguration of its first Sri Chinmoy Peace-Kilometer, a project that began in February and received official approval on May 17. This kilometer-long course, officially measured by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), is marked by 125 Peace Birds painted on the ground, guiding visitors along the path.

This new peace initiative complements the Sri Chinmoy Peace Tree, introduced two years ago. Vienna officials, who oversee city monuments, have now embraced the Peace-Kilometer, further demonstrating the city’s dedication to promoting peace and harmony.

A commemorative plaque featuring both the Peace Tree and the Peace-Kilometer, along with a depiction of the course, was requested by the city. The Peace-Kilometer winds around a small park and extends through the surrounding areas, offering a serene route for reflection and tranquility.

To find out more about Sri Chinmoy, please visit the official website: www.srichinmoy.org

#230. America: A Oneness-Dream

America through the visionary eye of spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy, including his teachings and public offerings, like the Peace Run, to inspire all citizens of the world to live a higher life.

Sri Chinmoy’s audio and hard copy book, “Jewels of Happiness”, featured in this video, can be purchased from the following website: https://www.jewelsofhappiness.com. All proceeds go to charitable organizations.

To find out more about Sri Chinmoy, please visit the official website: www.srichinmoy.org

#229. Jharna Kala Exhibition Shines in Kalocsa

From mid-May, the small town of Kalocsa, Hungary, hosted a remarkable Jharna Kala exhibition at the Nicolas Schöffer Collection. Over the span of a month, visitors enjoyed 60 stunning art pieces, each capturing the essence of Sri Chinmoy’s vision. The opening ceremony was a highlight, featuring performances of Sri Chinmoy’s music by dedicated disciple groups. Adding to the cultural tapestry, the exhibition was part of the city’s annual Blue Bird Festival. Throughout the exhibition, attendees could watch continuous video footage of Sri Chinmoy in the creative process. A statue of Sri Chinmoy added a personal touch, and one lucky visitor won a Jharna Kala artwork in a raffle. The event was a beautiful blend of Sri Chinmoy’s art, music, and community spirit.

To find out more about Sri Chinmoy, please visit the official website: www.srichinmoy.org

#222. Sri Chinmoy 2 Mile Race, Oxford 2024 – 70th Anniversary of Sub-Four Minute Mile

102 runners entered the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 2 Mile Race, Oxford 2024 on 6th May. It happened to be the 70th Anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the first sub-four-minute mile at Iffley Road, Track, Oxford. This video captures a flavour of the event, plus short archive footage from 1954.

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Video: Sahadeva and Devashishu Torpy. Video edit: Tejvan Pettinger

To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org

#221. Gandharva Quartet – Live Concert in Skopje

The video captures the enchanting performance of Gandharva, a quartet merging Austrian and Dutch musical talents. With finesse and passion, they elevate Sri Chinmoy’s compositions to unparalleled artistic heights, conveying intricate emotions and messages through their harmonious melodies. Recorded in Skopje on April 27, 2024, the quartet features:

– Shamita (Vienna, Austria) on cello
– Dohai (Vienna, Austria) on violin
– Boiravi (Vienna, Austria) on violin
– Vapustara (Amsterdam, Netherlands) on piano

To find out more about Sri Chinmoy, please visit the official website: www.srichinmoy.org

#216. Sri Chinmoy 100k/50k – Anglo-Celtic Plate 2024

On Sunday, 24 March, the Sri Chinmoy 100k/50k Ultra Races were held in scenic North Inch Park, Perth, Scotland, on a loop course. The Edinburgh Centre, with help from UK disciples and the local Scottish ultra community (who love and support our races) helped organize the event. The 100k race incorporated the annual Anglo Celtic Plate home countries event, as well as the Scottish 100km road championship, and the British 100km championship for 2024. 

To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org